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BEST BUY MOTHER'S DAY INSTAGRAM SWEEPSTAKES
Enter for a chance to win great prizes including cameras
and gear from Nikon, Canon, Sony, GoPro and Fujifilm, or
Best Buy gift cards.
Think you are the picture-perfect mom or do you know one?
- On Instagram, post a photo of you with your children or grandchildren or you with your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother,
aunt or any other female who has a significant role in your life.
- Include the hashtags #PicturePerfectMom, #Sweepstakes and tag @BestBuy in your Instagram post.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open only to legal residents of 50 U.S./D.C. (excluding P.R.), 18+ (19+ for AL & NE) at time of Entry. Void where prohibited. Entry Period: 12:00:00 a.m. CT on 4/24/16 – 11:59:59 p.m. CT on 5/7/16. To enter: on Instagram post a photo you with your children or grandchildren or you with your Mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, sister or any other female that has a significant role in your life celebrating mothers or Mother's Day. The photo caption must include #PicturePerfectMom, #Sweepstakes and @BestBuy. LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON PER DAY. Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize: One (1) Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR11 Lenses, two (2) camera UV lens filters and one (1) camera strap. ARV: $1,046.96. One (1) First Prize: One (1) Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lenses and two (2) camera UV lens filters. ARV: $809.97. One (1) Second Prize: One (1) Sony Handycam PJ670 Flash Memory Camcorder. ARV: $699.99. One (1) Third Prize: One (1) Sony Alpha a5100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm retractable lens. ARV: $599.99. One (1) Fourth Prize: One (1) Sony Cyber-shot RX100 20.2 Megapixel Digital Camera. ARV: $499.99. One (1) Fifth Prize: One (1) GoPro-HERO4 Silver Action Camera, one (1) chest mount harness and one (1) head strap. ARV: $459.97. One (1) Sixth Prize: One (1) Canon PowerShot SX710 HS 20.3-Megapixel Digital Camera and camera case. HD Flash Memory Camcorder. ARV: $299.99. One (1) Eighth Prize: One (1) Nikon Coolpix S7000 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera and camera case. ARV: $290.98. One (1) Ninth Prize: One (1) GoPro-HERO4 Session HD Waterproof Action Camera and chest strap. ARV: $239.98. Two (2) Tenth Prizes: One (1) Fujifilm instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera, One (1) 2-pack of instax mini instant color film, one (1) wallet photo album and one (1) camera case. ARV: $134.96 each. Total Prize ARV: $5,578.72. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Subject to full Official Rules. Sponsor: Best Buy Stores, L.P., Richfield, MN. See official rules
BEST BUY MOTHER'S DAY INSTAGRAM SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE CHANCES OF WINNING.
- ELIGIBILITY: Open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico), who are 18 years of age or older (except residents of Alabama and Nebraska who must be 19 years of age or older) at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Best Buy Stores, L.P. ("Sponsor") and its parent entity, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion, or production agencies, any companies who are performing work in Best Buy stores at Best Buy's request, and Web masters and Web suppliers (and each of their respective IRS dependents, immediate family members [children, spouse, parents, siblings, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside] and individuals residing in the same household of each, whether or not related) are not eligible to participate. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. By participating, someone who enters the Sweepstakes ("Entrant") agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.
- ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Central Time ("CT") on April 24, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on May 7, 2106 ("Entry Period"). The Instagram platform will be the official time clock for the Sweepstakes.
- HOW TO ENTER: During the Entry Period, an eligible person may enter the Sweepstakes by logging into their Instagram account and posting a photo of themselves with their children or grandchildren, or with their Mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, sister or any other female that has a significant role in their life, celebrating mothers or Mother's Day with the hashtags #PicturePerfectMom and #Sweepstakes, and tagging @BestBuy ("Entry"). Only one (1) person may submit an Entry and be considered the entrant ("Entrant"); group entries are not eligible. Sponsor will not notify Entrants regarding the screening or verification of Entries. Entries will not be judged.
- LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON PER DAY. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Your Entry must conform to the Photo & Caption Guidelines defined below. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you from the Sweepstakes if it believes that your Entry fails to conform to the Photo and Caption Guidelines.
- Photo and Caption Guidelines:
- Caption must be in English, except for commonly understood foreign words;
- If you identify people in the photo only use first names or terms like: mom, sister, daughter, son.
- Must only include persons from whom you have obtained written permission (in the case of minors, from their parent or legal guardian);
- Must not contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
- Must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator, or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Sweepstakes;
- Must not in any way mention, refer or otherwise allude to the name, logo or trademark of any entity, individual, product or brand other than those of Sponsor;
- Must not include personally identifiable information;
- Must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (as determined by Sponsor at Sponsor's sole discretion);
- Must not contain, facilitate, reference or use material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political orientation, citizenship, ancestry, marital status or age (as determined by Sponsor at Sponsor's sole discretion);
- Must not contain any viruses, spyware, malware or other malicious components that are designed to harm the functionality of a computer in any way; and
- Must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Entry is created.
- RANDOM DRAWINGS: Twelve (12) winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received during the Entry Period. The drawing will take place on or about May 10, 2016. The Administrator, an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the drawing, will conduct the drawing. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Entry Period.
- WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified by the Sponsor via Instagram direct message and will be required to respond to the direct message within three (3) days of notification. Potential Grand, First and Second prize winners may be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where lawful, a Publicity Release within ten (10) days of attempted notification. In the event a potential winner does not respond to the direct message or return documents in a timely manner, or accept the prize, or if the prize notification, direct message or prize is not deliverable, or the potential winner is ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner, at the Sponsor's sole discretion. The Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners.
Caption(s) must conform to the following:
Photo(s) and Caption(s) must conform to the following:
Entrant represents that his or her Entry(ies) conform to all Entry requirements and acknowledges that Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, disqualify him or her from the Sweepstakes if Sponsor decides that his or her Entry fails to conform to the Entry requirements or any other provision of these Official Rules. Proof of submitting an Entry will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Any attempt by any person to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different Instagram accounts or any other methods will void all of that person's Entries and that person will be disqualified. Any form of Entry not stated in these Official Rules is void.
PRIZES & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (ARV): One (1) Grand Prize: One (1) Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm VR11 Lenses, two (2) camera UV lens filters and one (1) camera strap. ARV: $1,046.96. One (1) First Prize: One (1) Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lenses and two (2) camera UV lens filters. ARV: $809.97. One (1) Second Prize: One (1) Sony Handycam PJ670 Flash Memory Camcorder. ARV: $699.99. One (1) Third Prize: One (1) Sony Alpha a5100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm retractable lens. ARV: $599.99. One (1) Fourth Prize: One (1) Sony Cyber-shot RX100 20.2-Megapixel Digital Camera. ARV: $499.99. One (1) Fifth Prize: One (1) GoPro HERO4 Silver Action Camera, one (1) chest mount harness and one (1) head strap. ARV: $459.97. One (1) Sixth Prize: One (1) Canon PowerShot SX710 HS 20.3-Megapixel Digital Camera and camera case. ARV: $360.98. One (1) Seventh Prize: One (1) Canon VIXIA HF R700 HD Flash Memory Camcorder. ARV: $299.99. One (1) Eighth Prize: One (1) Nikon Coolpix S7000 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera and camera case. ARV: $290.98. One (1) Ninth Prize: One (1) GoPro HERO4 Session HD Waterproof Action Camera and chest strap. ARV: $239.98. Two (2) Tenth Prizes: One (1) Fujifilm instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera, One (1) 2-pack of instax mini instant color film, one (1) wallet photo album and one (1) camera case. ARV: $134.96 each.
Total ARV of all prizes is $5,578.72. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, or redeem prizes for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed. Electronic prizes are subject to their manufacturer's warranty and/or terms and conditions. The ARV of electronic prizes is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. Prizes will not be fulfilled outside of the 50 United States or District of Columbia. Each Winner is solely responsible for all applicable taxes, insurance, expenses not set forth herein and other expenses which may be required for the enjoyment and use of the respective prize.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Released Parties are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, damaged, destroyed, inaccurate, delayed, incomplete, unintelligible, non-delivered, misdirected, stolen Entries; or for incomplete, inaccurate, lost, interrupted or unavailable network, satellite, telephone networks or lines, cellular towers or equipment (including handsets), computer online systems, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs, servers or providers, or other connections, availability or accessibility; or for unauthorized access to, or alteration of Entries; or miscommunications, failed computer, telephone, cellular, satellite, or cable transmissions, lines or other technical failure; or for jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or for any other errors of any kind, whether human, technical, mechanical, electronic or network, including, without limitation, any errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of Entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified (and all associated Entries will be void), and Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such Entrant's eligibility to participate in this or any other promotion offered by Sponsor. Entries generated by robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the Entry process will be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from Instagram. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes, and select Winners from all non-suspect, eligible Entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Without limiting the release provided above, and for greater certainty, Released Parties will not be liable for (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information, whether caused by wireless device users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of Entries; (b) the theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; (c) any problems with or technical malfunctions of telephone networks or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs; (d) any failure of any message to be received by or from Sponsor for any reason including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or wireless waves or at any Web site or combination thereof; or (e) damage to a participant's or other person's system or equipment occasioned by participation in this Sweepstakes. Should multiple users of the same Instagram account enter the Sweepstakes and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the Entrant, the authorized account holder of said Instagram account at the time of Entry will be considered the Entrant. "Authorized account holder" of an Instagram account is defined as the natural person who is assigned an account by Instagram or other organization which is responsible for assigning Instagram accounts or the domain associated with the submitted Instagram account.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF INSTAGRAM OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM WWW.BESTBUY.COM, INSTAGRAM, OR ANY OTHER WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON INSTAGRAM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
GOVERNING LAW: Except where prohibited by law, all issues concerning the construction, validity and enforcement of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor, shall be construed and governed by the laws of the state of Minnesota, without regard to conflicts of law. All suits or claims brought in connection with this Sweepstakes must be brought in a state or federal court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
WINNERS LIST: For a winners list, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope in a separate first class stamped envelope to Best Buy Mother's Day Sweepstakes, Winners List, Marketing (C5-935), 7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423. Requests must be received by May 31, 2016.
SPONSOR: Best Buy Stores, L.P., 7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, Minnesota 55423
ADMINISTRATOR: Gage Marketing Group, LLC, 10000 Highway 55, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55441.